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Massachusetts Senate Race Gives New Meaning To Gender Politics

Despite its liberal reputation, the home of Jack Kennedy and Tip O’Neill has never elected a woman as governor or senator. And in Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown’s tight re-election race with Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, gender could prove the difference.

Piecing Together ‘The World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle’

When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, East Germany’s secret police, the Stasi, frantically tore up millions of files gathered during decades of spying on its own citizens.

What If They Held A Debate And Nobody Won?

For most people reacting to last week’s presidential debate, their first thought was probably not about who made the best arguments or told the most truths. Rather it was likely deciding who won.

SpaceX Dragon Launches For International Space Station

SpaceX successfully launched its unmanned Dragon cargo capsule on a mission to the International Space Station at 8:35 p.m. EDT on Sunday.

US-Taliban talks collapsed over Guatanamo deal, says official

Peace talks between the US and the Taliban broke down in March mainly because the Afghan insurgents refused to agree to a deal by which guerrilla commanders released from Guantánamo Bay would remain under Qatari government supervision in Doha, a senior US administration official said.

Mitt Romney: arm the Syrian rebels

Mitt Romney will call for an escalation of the conflict in Syria by arming rebels with the heavy weapons needed to confront president Bashar al-Assad’s tanks, helicopters and fighter jets.

Lawmakers seek to block China’s Huawei, ZTE inroads in U.S.

(Reuters) – U.S. telecommunications operators should not do business with China’s top telecom gear makers because potential Chinese state influence on the companies poses a security threat, the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said in a report on Monday.

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